Purse from stolen SUV leads to discovery of another stolen car

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The discovery of a purse whose owner's SUV was stolen Wednesday night led to the discovery of another stolen car in the water Thursday morning, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Police said at about 8:30 a.m., a boater saw what was described as a debris field at the boat ramp at 8900 San Jose Blvd.

Personal items such as a purse and ID were found. Police made contact with the owner of the ID, who said her vehicle was reported stolen from Pure Nightclub at 8200 Philips Highway. Her vehicle is a Jeep Liberty.

The JSO dive team responded to conduct a search of the water for the stolen car.

They found a car in the water but it was not the stolen Jeep Liberty.

The investigation into that auto theft is ongoing.

Officers were in the process of contacting the owner of the stolen car in the water.

There were no injuries reported from the recovery.